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Policy Experts Fear Significant Gains For Iran Over Nuclear Deal

Following the extension of the deadline for the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+ 1 countries including the U.S., policy experts fear President Obama is on the verge of giving away too much in the final negotiations.

The June 30 deadline for the Iranian nuclear deal has come and gone and the U.S. State Department said the one week extension to July 7 was needed to “allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution.”

During a joint press conference with the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, President Obama commented on the Iranian situation, saying, “There’s still some hard negotiations to take place but ultimately it’s going to be up to the Iranians to determine whether or not they meet the requirements the international community has set forth.”

Policy experts, however, believe the delay is a sign of a weak deal in the making.

Foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says “there’s no surprise in this latest extension” and that “everyone is at risk” globally.

Daftari notes the moving of the negotiating goal posts from a hard line of halting Iran’s nuclear program means the U.S. and its partners are willing to normalize relations with a rouge nation without getting policy concessions from Iran.

“In negotiating, each side has a goal or agenda. The Iranian regime came to the negotiating table to have economic pressure in the form of sanctions lifted. The West, originally wanted to sit down with Iran’s government to curb its nuclear program. Now, it appears the only goal of the West is to normalize relations with the government of Iran after 36 years,” said Daftari.

“This is being viewed as the ultimate political milestone or achievement of our time and perceptibly, something we want more than they do. Unfortunately, the mullahs know it, and are counting on it.”

Daftari believes the Iranian regime has their own set of ground rules including the release of economic sanctions prior to any compromise.

“In the time since the interim deal was announced in early April, the Iranian regime has called for sanctions to be released ahead of any concessions, has announced that military sites are off limits for inspectors and has put American Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on trial.”

Daftari continued, “If we connect the dots on their activities in the region and globally in supporting suicide missions, everyone is at risk if the Iranian regime is not held to make serious behavioral changes with regards to its foreign policy, its support of terror and human rights back at home.”

The assessment and concerns made by Daftari were echoed by retired four-star General Jack Keane.

During an interview on Fox News’ “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” Keane believes President Obama is not in favor of military action despite some of our rhetoric. Keane does expect a deal will eventually be made perhaps going beyond the next deadline but it’s going to be weak and allow Iran to increase its power in the region.

Regarding the progress of the talks, Keane said, “we’ve made significant concessions already and I believe the government will be willing to make some more concessions to get this deal on.”

Keane believes, “the concessions are going to be too steep to Iran, it’s going to be too favorable to them and they are going to get a windfall of money back when the sanctions are removed, $100 billion, for them to be able to execute their proxy wars and their state sponsoring of terrorism in the middle east.”

Keane concludes, “Their major foreign policy objective is to dominate the Middle East and they are achieving that and having nuclear weapons is part of their policy objective.”

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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